How the Apple iPhone X compares to the best Android phones

Apple iPhone XApple’s much hyped iPhone X is here. The Cupertino-based company on Tuesday unveiled the flagship iPhone model at a press event alongside iPhone 8 and iPhone 8S.

As pretty much everything about the iPhone X was already leaked in the wild, there were no real surprises, still it takes little away from the fact, it is a dramatic update for the Apple smartphone users.

Two key staples of an iPhone – home button and Touch ID – are missing in the iPhone X. Instead the company is going for a nearly all-screen front with HDR capable super retina OLED display and ‘Face ID’- a biometric identification system which will use users’ faces to unlock the smartphone, authenticate payments. The company has also made several other upgrades including like support for wireless charging.

Despite all these new features, which I am sure iPhone users will appreciate, the iPhone X is in no way ‘the future of smartphone’ as Apple is claiming. It may be the “most powerful iPhone ever” but apart from its implementation of Face ID, there is nothing really unique in the phone. Having said that, it is always fun to check out how the phones stack up against each other in terms of raw specifications.

Here is a quick look at the iPhone X compared to Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11, Essential Phone, Google Pixel and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.

Specs

Apple iPhone X

Samsung Galaxy S8

Essential Phone

Google Pixel

HTC U11

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Display/ Resolution

5.8 inches, 2436x1125p

5.8 inches, 2960x1440p

5.71 inches, 2560x1312p

5 inches, 1920x1080p

5.5 inches, 2560x1440p

5.99 inches, 2160x1080p

Screen tech

Super Retina OLED

Super AMOLED

CGS/LTPS

AMOLED

Super LCD 5

LCD

Processor

A11 Bionic, hexa-core, 64-bit, 10nm process technology

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, octa-core, 64-bit, 10nm process technology/ Samsung Exynos 8895, octa-core, 64-bit, 10nm process technology

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, octa-core, 64-bit, 10nm process technology

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, quad-core, 64-bit, 14nm process technology

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, octa-core, 64-bit, 10nm process technology

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, octa-core, 64-bit, 10nm process technology

RAM

Unknown

4GB

4GB

4GB

4GB, 6GB

6GB (8GB in SE)

Storage/ Expansion slot

64GB, 256GB

64GB, microSD card slot

128GB

32GB, 128GB

64GB, 128GB, microSD card slot

64GB, 128GB, 256GB

Rear camera

Dual camera setup with 12 megapixel telephoto, & 12 megapixel angle lens, OIS support

12 megapixel

Dual camera setup with 13 megapixel, 13 megapixel (monochrome)

12.3 megapixel

12 megapixel

12 megapixel

Front camera

7 megapixel

8 megapixel

8 megapixel

8 megapixel

16 megapixel

5 megapixel

Battery

Unknown

3,000mAh

3,040mAh

2,770mAH

3,000mAh

3,400mAh

Water protection

IP67

IP68

N/A

N/A

IP67

NA

Connectivity

4G, Wi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC

4G, Wi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC

4G, Wi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC

4G, Wi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC

4G, Wi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC

4G, Wi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC

Weight

0.43 pounds/ 174 grams

0.34 pounds/ 155 grams

0.41 pounds/ 185 grams

0.31 pounds/ 143 grams

0.37 pounds/ 169 grams

0.40 pounds/ 185 grams

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34-inch / 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31-inch / 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31-inch / 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8mm

5.66 x 2.74 x 0.29 / 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm

6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31/ 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm

151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7mm

Starting price

$999 (US), Rs. 89,000 (India)

$749.00 (US), Rs. 57,900 (India)

$699.00 (US)

$649.00 (US), Rs. 32,999 (India)

$649.00 (US), Rs. 51,990 (128GB in India)

$510.00 (China)


Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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